Stewardship Update and Praises
Great is Thy Faithfulness, morning by morning new mercies I see
All I have needed Thy hand hath provided;
Great is Thy Faithfulness, Lord unto me!
A couple months ago I shared about God's faithfulness in providing all our needs as a church by His hand and we continue to see new mercies and provision. I also talked about how we need to be faithful in light of His faithfulness, and to be faithful stewards, and one application of that is in paying down our debt (click here for the video).
At that time the balance of our smaller loan was $311,000. We've shared how paying that off within a couple years would save us over $130,000 in interest. Also $30,000 a year of giving would then be freed up to go into more direct ministry on our campus, rather than monthly mortgage payments.
At our quarterly church family meeting on 3/27, (click here to listen) our pastor/elder Steve Gish shared the praise of how God has significantly increased our general fund since the pandemic began (well over a $100,000 increase since 2020), to God's glory by the faithful giving of His people! He shared our plan is to give at least $10,000 from that toward debt each month along with any additional extra giving toward the debt.
To recap our praise update at the start of last week's service: At the end of February we sent $10,400 extra and in March we sent $14,300 extra to the principal of that loan, using some of our built up savings and extra giving beyond our needs.
We praise God for this provision and the balance on that loan has now gone down from $311,000 to $283,000 in the last few weeks!
We were also encouraged to be able to give nearly $3,700 to benevolence needs in the body and over $4,400 to needs in our mission to the Congo last month. And our general fund balance acually went up! We praise God from whom all blessings flow.
Below is a recap of our giving patterns as compared to past years. This is available also at the kiosk in the black binder with more details every week for any interested.
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